Two films typically play at midnight every Friday and Saturday. However, only one film is scheduled in advance. Please check back every Wednesday when we post information about the second midnight film playing that coming weekend.
Sat 15 Mar
directed by Joe Begos starring Graham Skipper, Josh Ethier, Vanessa Leigh (2014)
A quiet night on the outskirts of a small town in Maine is interrupted when Seth (Graham Skipper) witnesses his best friend Mark (Ethier) vanish in a brilliant flash of blue light. Two years later, Seth is still dealing with the fallout from the freaky incident, amid local suspicion that he is to blame for his friend’s disappearance. When a string of grisly murders disrupts the community, Seth believes Mark has returned. Together with Mark’s ex-girlfriend Jen (Vanessa Leigh), he races to find out if their friend is responsible — or if something beyond their understanding is unfolding before them. Almost Human is a horror film that delivers the splatter, drawing from many of the touchstones of cinematic shock for a refreshingly intense thriller bound to excite a new generation of moviegoers.
Fri 14 Mar
Sat 15 Mar
Reservoir Dogs [35mm]
directed by Quentin Tarantino starring Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen (1992)
The breakthrough film by video store clerk turned director Quentin Tarantino! After what was supposed to be the perfect crime goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. Often imitated, never duplicated, this quick-witted, stylish film launched a career and sent Hollywood back to the drawing board.
Fri 23 May
The Room [35mm]
directed by Tommy Wiseau starring Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle and Greg Sestero (2003)
This “electrifying American black comedy about love, passion, betrayal and lies” stars (and was directed, written and produced by) the mysterious Tommy Wiseau, and has been a cult favorite in LA for almost 6 years. “Enter The Room and leave forever changed!”
“Must be seen to be disbelieved.” —The Chicagoist
Sat 22 Mar
Fri 28 Mar
Sat 29 Mar
directed by William Friedkin starring Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer (1977)
William Friedkin’s 1977 remake of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Wages of Fear stars Roy Scheider in a story of tough guys driving truckloads of high explosives over hellacious South American roads. Featuring a pulsing score by Tangerine Dream, Sorcerer shifts Friedkin’s trademark urban settings to the depths of the jungle, where the director’s passion for realism and flawless instinct for suspense blend to masterful effect in the legendary, nerve-wrecking bridge-crossing scene. A difficult production to begin with, Sorcerer was a controversial film at the time of its release (a week after George Lucas’ Star Wars). Since then it has become one of Friedkin’s most critically praised titles and one of the hardest to experience on a big screen. Recently restored by Friedkin himself, we are delighted to bring this long underseen masterpiece back to theatres!
Sat 19 Apr
Sat 24 May
The Rocky Horror Picture Show [35mm]
directed by Jim Sharman starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Richard O'Brien, Charles Gray, Meatloaf, Barry Bostwick (1975)
This notorious horror parody — a fast-paced potpourri of camp, sci-fi and rock ‘n’ roll, among other things — tracks the exploits of naïve couple Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) after they stumble upon the lair of transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). The film — a bizarre musical co-starring Meat Loaf and Richard O’Brien — bombed in its initial release but later gained a cult following at midnight showings.
Sat 29 Mar
The Holy Mountain [35mm]
directed by Alejandro Jodorowski (1973)
Chilean avant-garde filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky weaves a grotesque tale rich in allegory and sacrilegious imagery as a thief (Horácio Salinas) is first crucified, then enlisted by an alchemist (Jodorowsky) to join a group of elites who seek divinity and immortality in this surreal mind-trip of a film.
Sat 5 Apr
Army of Darkness [35mm]
directed by Sam Raimi starring Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz (1992)
Part three of the Evil Dead Trilogy, this final installment is the most outwardly comedic of Ash’s encounters with Deadites. Forced to lead a makeshift Dark Ages army against the demonic Deadites, who possess all the deadly magic of hell, the shotgun-toting, chainsaw-armed, reluctant 20th century time traveler Ash (Campbell) must save the living from the dead, rescue his medieval girlfriend and get back to his own time.
Sat 12 Apr
directed by Katsuhiro Ohtomo (1988)
The legendary Anime up on the big screen! On July 16, 1988, Tokyo was destroyed by a new type of bomb, triggering World War III. Thirty-one years later, Neo-Tokyo has arisen from ashes under Japan’s new political system; but the glittering city hides poverty, ignorance and despair. A secret military project endangers this troubled city when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic psychopath! Only two kids and a group of psionics can stop the mutating biker. 35mm print courtesy of the UCLA Film and Television Archive.
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains [35mm]
directed by Lou Adler starring Diane Lane, Laura Dern, Peter Donat (1982)
Every girl should be given an electric guitar on her 16th birthday! Teenage punk trio The Fabulous Stains (including Diane Lane and Laura Dern) have had it with their small town, so they hit the road with a washed up metal act and an up-and-coming punk band The Looters (featuring members of The Clash and The Sex Pistols!). This legendary battle call to young female rockers, wavers and punks everywhere is a crucial and explosive experience, unstoppably enjoyable and often credited as being a fundamental inspiration to the historic Riot Grrl musical/social movement. “I’m perfect! But nobody in this shithole gets me, because I don’t put out!” Screening one night only – don’t miss it!
Sat 26 Apr
Cry Baby [35mm]
directed by John Waters starring Johnny Depp, Amy Locane (1990)
Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker (Depp) is the coolest, toughest hood in his Baltimore high school. His ability to shed one single tear drives all the girls wild, especially Allison Vernon-Williams (Amy Locane). A beautiful, rich “square”, Allison finds herself drawn into the world of Cry-Baby and his “drape” pals. Soon she finds herself eagerly inhaling the evil influences of rockabilly music and fast cars.
Sat 3 May
Troll 2 [35mm]
directed by Claudio Fragasso (1990)
Celebrated as one of the worst movies ever made, TROLL 2 has spawned a ferocious cult following. A young boy tries to warn his family and friends that the evil trolls his late grandfather used to tell him about are real. Disguised as friendly country folk, the pugnacious posse of people-eating trolls lures visitors to their town of Nilbog (GOBLIN SPELLED BACKWARDS!!).
Sat 17 May
directed by Tim Burton starring Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger (1989)
Jack Nicholson is the Joker, who emerged from a horrible accident as a maniacal criminal. Michael Keaton is the Caped Crusader, who emerged from a childhood trauma to become a masked crime-fighter. Kim Basinger is Vicki Vale, the talented photojournalist desired by both men. 25th Anniversary! Listen to Prince’s Batdance again for old time’s sake
Sat 31 May
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
directed by John Hughes starring Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara (1986)
While the rest of us were just thinking about it…Ferris borrowed a Ferrari and did it…all in a day. Ferris Bueller is a tricky but harmless fast-talker. But he knows how to have fun, which is exactly what he sets out to do when he feigns illness and talks his parents into letting him stay home from school.